Plus: Ashlee Simpson, Topher Grace and more

By People Staff
May 27, 2005 06:00 AM
Jeff Vespa/WireImage

After first hooking up in Las Vegas in April, Tara Reid and Tommy Lee are still enjoying each other’s company.

The two recently lunched at West Hollywood’s Cafe Med, and were later affectionate at KROQ’s Weenie Roast concert in Irvine, Calif., where Lee’s band Mötley Crüe headlined. When Lee took the stage, Reid danced atop a VIP balcony overlooking her drummer boy.

“We’re just playing and having fun. She’s rad,” Lee told a pal backstage, jokingly adding that he’d “kidnapped her for several days.” Part of the “abduction” included holding her hand outside Crue’s trailer and watching the Foo Fighters set with his hands on Reid’s shoulders.

The same day, Reid’s pal Jesse Metcalfe (Desperate Housewives) made the rounds shirtless at the daylong rock event, checking out bands Bloc Party and the Mars Volta.

Sweet Victory
Still flying high after becoming the new Apprentice, Kendra Todd is ready to get to work for Donald Trump. “It was a no-brainer,” she says about picking the job to renovate Trump’s Palm Beach, Fla., mansion. “I’m a Palm Beach County native. There was experience and potential for me in that job. Real estate is my passion.”

So, does she know what she’s getting into working for the business mogul? “Does Trump know what he’s getting into working with me?,” she says jokingly. “I’m already working 16-hour days. I’m a hard worker.”

Todd, 27, who’s dating her business partner Charles Andrews (they run the real-estate company My House), is also hoping to learn some new lessons from Trump’s right-hand woman, Carolyn Kepcher. “I consider her the original Apprentice, since she started working for Mr. Trump at the age of 25, which is around the age I am now. I hope I can be an inspiration to women of all ages.”

Caught in the Act
Ashlee Simpson, having a late lunch at eatery Islands, in Encino, Calif., with two of her girlfriends.

That ’70s Show‘s Topher Grace, hosting the UCLA 5K Run/Walk, which benefits the Mattel Children’s Hospital.

Keri Russell, having brunch with friends at the trendy bistro Dusty’s in the L.A. neighborhood Silverlake. The actress, who wore a striped blue-and-white top and jeans, had her hair pulled back and sported very little makeup.